Is Your Device Collecting Dust? Here’s How to Repurpose an Old Tablet

While electronics may only account for 2% of the physical trash found in America’s landfills, they equate to 70% of overall toxic waste. Our devices contain high traces of fossil fuels, lead, and other hazardous chemicals, which all cause severe damage to both environmental and human health. As technology moves forward, and we seek newer, more advanced gadgets, we should choose to repurpose our older devices rather than immediately discarding them. CPR Cell Phone Repair shares five recommendations on how to repurpose an old tablet.

5 Eco-Friendly Alternative Uses for Your Outdated Tablet

Deciding to upgrade to a newer tablet doesn’t mean your old device is obsolete! Learn five useful ways to make the most of your original gadget.

  1. Share with Children

    Given that most children’s devices end up damaged or lost, you probably don’t want to invest in the latest smartphone or tablet for their use. If your little one has been asking for an iPad or Android tablet, this could be the perfect opportunity to avoid shelling out the big bucks for a flashy new gadget. If you’re worried about giving your child free rein on social media and other apps, you can set parental controls and download some learning tools. You can also turn the old tablet into an e-reader.

  2. Digital Cookbook

    Most of us don’t want to bring our new gadgets into the mess that our kitchen becomes when prepping meals. But, how else can we Google our favorite recipes? Instead of taking chances with an expensive new tablet, turn your old device into a digital cookbook whose touchscreen you’re not as paranoid about getting dirty!

  3. Digital Photo Frame

    Show off your favorite memories and give your home a more modern look by turning your tablet into a digital photo frame. You can choose one static photo to display, or you can create a montage of your favorite images through Movavi, SlideLab, or another video slideshow app. These apps let you transfer your images directly from your Apple, Samsung, or other smartphone.

  4. Baby Monitor

    Brand new video monitors and security cameras can set you back a good chunk of change. You can save yourself some cash by syncing your tablet and smartphone through a baby monitoring app, such as Dormi or Baby Monitor Annie (both available on Android and ios). Place your old device in the baby’s room, make sure it’s connected to Wi-Fi, and keep an eye out through the convenience of your cell phone! Old tablets are also put to good use as home security monitors.

  5. Donate

    You don’t have to hang on to your old tablet to make the most of its life. In addition to offering repair services, CPR Cell Phone Repair stores also buy old tablets, smartphones, and other devices. Through our recycling initiative, we accept tablet donations. Plus, our highly skilled technicians can salvage reusable parts from many broken devices.

CPR Cell Phone Repair encourages everyone to learn how to repurpose old tablets and other devices to help eliminate many of the toxins that are dumped into our landfills. If your tablet is in working condition, you can do your part by finding a way to reuse it around the house and giving it a new life. If not, you can visit one of our 800+ stores across the world for exceptional repair services. Our expert technicians are well-versed in fixing a wide range of tablet-related issues, so we’re confident we can resurrect just about anything that comes our way! Get started on a repair by finding your local CPR store.

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